George Atcheson Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Berkeley, 1919. Master of Arts, College of Chinese Studies, Peking, 1924.
1 son, George, III. Newspaper and magazine work, 1913-1920. Language officer, United States Legation, Peking, 1920-1923. Vice consul, Changsha, 1923.
Department of State, 1924. Consul at Tientsin, Foochow, Nanking, 1928-1934. 2d secretary Legation, Nanking, 1934, in charge of Legation office, April-September 1935.
2d secretary Embassy, Peiping, and president of administrative commission of Diplomatic Quarter, 1938. Department of State, 1939. Assistant chief, Division of Far Eastern affairs, April 1941.
Acting chief, November-December 1942 and February 1943. Counselor of Embassy, December 4, 1942. Charge d’affaires, Chungking, China, May-September 1943, November-December 1944, February-April 1945.
Assigned to Department of State, May 1945. United States representative on Far Eastern and Pacific Substitute commission of the United Nations War Crimes Commission, November 1944-April 1945. Special duty United Nations Conference, San Francisco, 1945.
Minister, acting political advisor to supreme commander, Allied Power, Tokyo, August 1945. United States political advisor to Japan, March 1946. Chief diplomate section, supreme commander for Allied Powers.
Chairman and United States member Allied Council for Japan, April 1946. Ambassador, June 1946.
Member Allied Council for Japan, April 1946. Served with United States Army, 1919. Member Delta Upsilon, Winged Helmet, Skull and Keys, Golden Bear.
Married Mariquita de Laguna, June 28, 1922.